Myths of spring hunting by Hon. Roderick Galdes, MP – Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Malta


“ It is being claimed this year’s spring hunting season was, by far, the best ever in terms of enforcement and compliance.”

Photo: Jason Borg

This year’s spring hunting season for turtle dove and quail ends today. What in most European countries would arguably pass as a rather […]

White-tailed eagles, why can’t Britain achieve the same success as in Poland?

Despite the never ending poisoning, trapping and killing of so called ‘protected’ raptors in our country we are living in a remarkable age of progress for nature conservation. Species like the White-tailed Eagle, Osprey, Red Kite and Goshawk were birds driven to extinction throughout Britain by man’s ignorance and intolerance. It is disappointing those human […]

This cash for grouse scandal shows how Britain has become a plutocrats’ paradise

We the tax payer subsidise the landed gentry and their shotguns. While the poor are plunged into brutal insecurity, the rich are untroubled. So now you might have to buy your own crutches, but you’ll get your shotgun subsidised by the state. A few days after it was revealed that an NHS […]

A conviction in a poisoning incident by the Wildlife Detective

I wrote a chapter in my book A Lone Furrow entitled A spate of Poisonings. That is certainly what we have in Scotland just now. There is no question that these cases are extremely difficult to bring to a satisfactory conclusion but the last case I discussed in this chapter did have such a conclusion. […]

Forest of Bowland Eagle Owls- The World Owl Trust still seeking an elite team to protect nests.

Followers are reminded that at the beginning of April Raptor Politcs highlighted that the protection of the Forest of Bowland Eagle Owls had been passed on from the RSPB and United Utilities to the World Owl Trust. At the time we welcomed this move, because when the sites were being monitored on behalf of the […]

More parliamentary questions being asked about raptor persecution in Scotland

Members of the Scottish Parliament, dissatisfied with the on-going persecution of raptors in Scotland, are now beginning to place more pressure for answers from the Scottish Goverment. These are just 3 questions from Clair Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour.


Malta. BirdLife official declines police call for questioning [VIDEO]

BirdLife conservation manager Nicholas Barbara says summoning is attempt of police intimidation; Barbara’s questioning request ‘beggars belief’, says Gaia Foundation.

BirdLife Malta conservation manager Nicholas Barbara.

On Saturday, BBC presenter Chris Packham spent five hours in police custody after FKNK lawyers called in police to investigate alleged privacy breach. […]

Raptor Persecution: a National Disgrace says Cameron McNeish

Writing in the conservation magazine ‘WalkHighlands’ this week, Cameron McNeish pulls few punches about the persecution of raptors taking place in Scotland. He goes into some detail regarding what Alex Hogg , Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association recently had to say about the closure of parts of Scotland prohibiting public access to give animals, […]

Maltese Police detain Chris Packham as he highlights the slaughter of migrating birds.

‘Carnage': Chris Packham said he was willing to get shot to get his message across

Police grilled BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham for five hours Saturday after he tried to film hunters slaughtering migratory birds in the Mediterranean. Just shows who some of the Maltese police support.


RSPCA appeal for information after Red Kite is shot Wellingborough.

Red Kite injured by shotgun pellets Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Red Kite was shot in Wellingborough.